It’s Thanksgiving and that means people all over Canada are trying on their #eventprof hats for a day and organizing invites, table settings, and – most importantly – menus. While we can’t pop into your living room to help you tablescape (though believe us, we’d love to) the Boom team has put together our favourite crowd-pleasing recipes to make sure your dinner is one to remember!
Derek MacDonald: Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Apple
This creative take on Brussel sprouts will appease even the pickiest of eaters. BOOM TIP: Using an apple-wood smoked bacon will play off the Granny Smiths beautifully.
Alison Dumenko: Whiskey Glazed Carrots
Easy to make, full of flavour, and they’ll provide a beautiful pop of colour for your Thanksgiving table. BOOM TIP: Make sure you let your butter brown before you add the brown sugar.
Jessica Tkachuk: Beer-Brined Roast Duck
A flavour-packed alternative to turkey that tastes as good as it looks. BOOM TIP: Make sure to roast this “low and slow”. Duck is a fatty meat, and this will make sure you cook off some of that grease, without losing moisture.
Sommer Smith: Hot Spinach Dip
Rich and creamy and so delicious, this is a great dip to get your Thanksgiving evening started. BOOM TIP: We recommend serving this dip with a fresh baguette. The hot cheese on a crusty bread is a perfect pair.
Jessica Broz: Apple Turnovers
Who needs pie when you’ve got these delicate, flaky turnovers? BOOM TIP: Change the granulated sugar to brown sugar, and add 1 tsp of vanilla and a tbsp of lemon zest. Most importantly? Serve with vanilla ice cream.
Alex Kingcott: Sparkling Cranberry-Ginger Cocktail
This light, festive cocktail is perfect for a fall celebration. BOOM TIP: Save the cranberries for your cocktails. No one eats them on the table.